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Minister urges Syria refugee rethink

Mon, 2013-12-30 07:58
Tory health minister Lord Howe joins calls for the UK to consider taking refugees fleeing the civil war in Syria.

How dangerous is off-piste skiing?

Mon, 2013-12-30 07:47
Ex-F1 champion Michael Schumacher suffered a life-threatening head injury in an off-piste skiing accident. Is off-piste skiing more dangerous?

Lawro's New Year's Day predictions

Mon, 2013-12-30 07:41
BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson takes on MOTD commentator Steve Wilson

Anelka agrees to stop celebration

Mon, 2013-12-30 07:37
West Brom striker Nicolas Anelka tells West Brom he will not repeat his use of the "quenelle" gesture to celebrate goals.

Private funeral for Lord Roberts

Mon, 2013-12-30 07:37
A private family funeral is held for former Welsh Office minister Lord Roberts of Conwy.

Ten die as Iraq clears protest camp

Mon, 2013-12-30 07:35
At least 10 people are killed in violence as Iraqi security forces dismantle an anti-government protest camp in the city of Ramadi.

Man accused of Andy Cole race abuse

Mon, 2013-12-30 07:34
Two men are charged in connection with the alleged racist abuse of former Manchester United footballer Andrew Cole on board an aircraft.

Norovirus affects two hospital wards

Mon, 2013-12-30 07:27
One ward at Wrexham Maelor Hospital remains closed to admissions and another is partially affected due to an outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting.

O'Neill will not challenge judgement

Mon, 2013-12-30 07:21
Agriculture Minister Michelle O'Neill will not challenge a High Court ruling after fellow executive minister Simon Hamilton took legal action against her.

What is the quenelle gesture?

Mon, 2013-12-30 07:13
Footballer Nicolas Anelka has denied accusations of anti-Semitism after celebrating a goal by performing a controversial hand gesture known as a "quenelle". What is it?

Kallis ends with South Africa win

Mon, 2013-12-30 06:53
Jacques Kallis bows out of Test cricket with a victory as South Africa beat India by 10 wickets to win the series 1-0.

Second suicide bomb hits Russia city

Mon, 2013-12-30 06:52
At least 14 people are killed in a blast in the Russian city of Volgograd, in what officials say is the second suicide attack there in two days.

VIDEO: Living with double mastectomy

Mon, 2013-12-30 06:30
When the actress Angelina Jolie announced that she had had a preventative double mastectomy to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer, she highlighted the dangers to women around the world.

VIDEO: Roberts: We wanted to impress Streep

Mon, 2013-12-30 05:59
Actress Julia Roberts talks about working with Meryl Streep on the film August: Osage County

Plans for cycle highway in the sky

Mon, 2013-12-30 05:55
Plans to build a network of cycle paths high above the streets of London with the first phase costing more than £200m, are being put forward for consultation.

Bomb alert in east Belfast

Mon, 2013-12-30 05:54
Army bomb experts were called to Parkgate Avenue after the discovery of a suspicious object.

Cash machines raided with USB sticks

Mon, 2013-12-30 05:48
Researchers at the hacker-themed Chaos Computing Congress reveal how thieves used infected USB sticks to steal cash from ATMs in Europe.

Lebanese troops fire at Syrian jets

Mon, 2013-12-30 05:47
Lebanese troops fire at Syrian aircraft crossing into Lebanese airspace, the first time they have taken such action since the conflict in Syria began.

Power companies 'let customers down'

Mon, 2013-12-30 05:36
Some power companies "let their customers down badly" over Christmas. the environment secretary says, as parts of the UK are lashed by more strong winds and heavy rain.

Tanzania elephant poaching 'rises'

Mon, 2013-12-30 05:35
The killing of elephants has increased sharply in Tanzania since a controversial anti-poaching operation was suspended, a deputy minister says.

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